Jermaine Lowery has a good idea of what he’ll be doing at the Penn Relays. Lowery, former Father Judge track and field star, who runs for the University of Pittsburgh, knows his entire schedule for what should be a huge week at Franklin Field.
“I will be doing one individual event,” Lowery said. “That’s the 400 (meter) hurdles. Of course, that will be on Friday morning in the college section. Then, I’ll be doing the 4x200 (meter relay) and then the 4x400 (meter relay) on Friday night. I’ll be doing the sprint medley, too. I’ll have a full weekend.”
Lowery, a senior from Sharon Hill, believes the Panthers indoor season was quite successful. He feels Pittsburgh is headed for a big spring in track and field based on what the team was able to accomplish during the winter.
“The indoor season was just fantastic,” Lowery said. “For the team, we’ve been having a great year and finished up third at the Big East indoor, which was the best the men’s team has done in the past 10 years.”
That’s usually a good sign for the outdoor season. At the Florida Relays, Lowery helped the Panthers set a school record in the 800-meter relay with a time of 1:23.78. He ran with Joshua Thompson, Micah Murray and Anthony Hobwana.
Lowery’s twin brother Jerome Lowery will be coming to the Penn Relays, too. It should be a busy weekend for him as well.
“We’ll be doing the same exact events with the exception of the sprint medley,” Lowery said. “His season has been going phenomenally well. He’s been getting better on the track. Every weekend, he’s been setting personal bests since outdoors has started. He’s looking forward to coming to the Penn Relays as well. Both of us encourage each other. We motivate each other. We both encourage each other to go out and have great performances.”
Lowery is hoping to have a good effort at Franklin Field this week. The former Catholic League standout is looking forward to the competition.
“I’m excited to come back to the Penn Relays,” he said. “It’s a wonderful track event. I can see all my family and friends and high school coaches. It’s just great to be able to go down there and compete.”